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Asking for clarification with the comment policy

According to the comment policy, comments should only be for: Asking for clarification Suggest improvements Add relevant but minor or transient information to a post (e.g. a link to a ...
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How to put pressure on Stack Exchange Inc. without damaging the community?

Is there any constructive way to put pressure on Stack Exchange (the company) without putting any pressure on the community in general and the moderators in particular? Goals Give Monica her diamond(...
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An evidence based appeal for gender neutrality in the Code of Conduct

This is simply a request to allow they, them, or their, or silence, despite the insistence from SE that they or silence is a form of misgendering, and to remove that idea as a violation of the new ...
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Neopronouns or trolling?

It’s the 112 rep question: Am I looking at someone’s legitimate pronouns or trolling? (It’s unfortunate I have to ask, but this is just where we are right now.) I’ve seen “my pronouns are [insert ...
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Users need to be able to remove themselves and all their data from the site

Many users no longer feel safe participating here and don't feel comfortable with SE having data about them. While there is a way to delete your account which will result in all your posts being ...
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Make Meta flag counter in flag dashboard clickable

It doesn't happen too often on my sites, but sometimes there's a flag on the meta site instead of the main site. In that case, the sidebar of the flag dashboard shows a widget like this: The problem ...
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What was the reason behind changing copy-link edit box behavior?

tl;dr: What was the reason for disabling Ctrl+X shortcut on text field used for sharing URLs to each question and answer. This change and the force to use Ctrl+C instead seems to me very odd and ...
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What happens to the comments when two questions are merged?

When two questions are merged, answers from the source question are moved to the target question. Question. Is the same true for the comments? Are the comments under the source question moved to ...
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Could you tell me what was rude about my answer and how I can avoid making the same mistake in future?

Yesterday, I posted a now deleted answer to Does Stack Exchange, Inc. really care about the LGBTQ+ community?. It has been removed by the Community user with a penalty of loosing 100 rep which ...
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Changing the Code of Conduct to be more inclusive

I assume that Stack Exchange made its recent changes to the Code of Conduct in good faith and did not see that they were not as inclusive as they thought. That is reasonable; everyone has blind spots. ...
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Can we disappear from this site, or will there be a policy update preventing SE employees from talking about us to the media?

Please give us the ability to delete our data and disappear from this site. You scare me. Edit: It's not enough to simply delete my account. The anonymous scrubbing of names is good, but I want any ...
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stackexchange.com homepage really needs a responsive design

If you hear about Stack Exchange from a random person, and you’re thinking Oh I want to go check out this nifty site kids these days like you probably will open up your phone’s browser and look up ...
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Where can I ask general questions about how to use a service?

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around AWS's services, IAMs, and service roles. I have a general idea of how I should set up my services and users for authentication, but it's a hazy idea. I don't ...
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Should neopronoun be encouraged to use in Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

For so long I have wished that English has a singular gender-neutral pronoun that isn't "they". After the push on Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes, do you think we should ...
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What is Stack Exchange going to do to prevent further weaponization of the Code of Conduct? [on hold]

This is not about moderators, this is about the general community members being a victim of weaponization of the CoC by other general community members. This question is NOT about pronouns or any ...
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The Overflow Issue #2 has a broken link [on hold]

The article "Supreme Court hands victory to blind man who sued Domino's over site accessibility" in the email has no link.
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Should the “Greatest Hits” page be given more prominence?

I am very active on multiple Stack Exchange sites. Yesterday, I happened to chance across a post on a per-site meta remarking that there is a Greatest Hits page. That post is nearly eight years old. ...
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How can I increase my safety on Stack Exchange? [on hold]

This is a FAQ proposal. Its aim is to advise and better protect users across the Stack Exchange network but especially users who can be as young as 13. It is hoped that this guide will help users make ...
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Allow chat in auto-frozen rooms [duplicate]

According to this answer, rooms are auto-frozen in order to prevent clutter in the default active room list. Why not let users comment in auto-frozen rooms, and perhaps unfreeze them automatically ...
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How do I STOP getting messages that say “X new items in your Stack Exchange inbox — XXX The following items were added to your inbox…”

These messages are annoying. I want them gone. I am not trying to close my SE inbox, nor am I trying to block everything from SE. Never mind why or what I'm "really" trying to accomplish.
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Are there processes to deal with spam users that post no content? [duplicate]

I had a look at badges today, and in the list of recent badges I saw a display name that struck me as odd and spammy, that just got rewarded the Autobiographer badge. I then took a look at users that ...
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Is it fine to promote an Area51 proposal on any meta site?

I am not much of a meta guy but I do understand that the meta sites are usually scoped to their related main sites. I saw a proposal on Area51 and I liked it. Since there is a related existing SE ...
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Can we post an answer and refuse to respond to comments or do edits?

I am wondering if I am going to be punished for posting answers (I rarely post questions) or comments and decline to make any response at all to comments and decline to edit or update the answer in ...
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How to handle trolls derailing debates in comments?

Sometimes, here in SE sites, I had seen a behavior that I consider abusive. I'm sure that many other users here also saw that. I will use an anedocte to present it: Some users (let's call them Alex,...
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Does the company want to enforce CoC irrespective of the backlash it received?

It has been a week since Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes is announced and made faq immmediately. Since it is posted, it received a major backlash. It stands as 378/1976 as ...
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From “Can ask Question” to “Can't ask question” in one swift go? [duplicate]

Well so I asked a few dumb questions(maybe)? Maybe one or more of my comments was not to the point. But when I know math.stackexchange is an awesome site AND WITH THE INTENTION TO HELP. My only ...
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A call for emergency moderation/tools on the sites that most need it

Can the community team please allocate emergency moderators to fill in temporarily on the sites that are suffering from lack of moderation? The behaviour is becoming rotten and it's destroying the ...
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How can the community take action to end the current crisis of trust?

SE is in a crisis of trust. Many members of the StackExchange network have lost faith in the company. Beloved volunteer moderators of many individual sites in the network have stepped down. The ...
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Does Stack Exchange, Inc. really care about the LGBTQ+ community?

Does Stack Exchange, Inc. really care about us? Because it doesn't feel like that. Meta is burning with hatred and heinous speech and SE Inc. is nowhere to be seen. Sure, they made a post that ...
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Will the public Q&A network stay completely free, and stay the company's main focus?

After reading the interview (alt Glorfindel's post which has the complete text in his answer, for when the link doesn' t work) the new CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar had with Business Insider I got a ...
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Why does the following Markdown (blockquote, code block, #) render the way it does?

Why does the following Markdown: > ``` # test render as it does? <h1>test</h1> Yes, you see that right: the # is converted even though it's inside a code block. Furthermore, it's ...
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A peculiar justification for closing a post - seeking explanation [duplicate]

The question about what Monica did to violate the CoC was closed because: "This question does not appear to be about the software that powers the Stack Exchange network, within the scope defined in ...
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Why does Stack Exchange say I'm logging out of multiple sites?

When I try to log out of Stack Exchange, it asks if I want to log out of everything, including AskUbuntu, MathOverflow, and ServerFault. However, a quick glance at my profile says I don't even have an ...
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Let's not waste all that reputation and increase the limits during the crisis

I just had this noble idea of increasing the rep-cap limits and vote limits for the duration of the crisis. Questions and answers are upvoted hundred of times. There is so much reputation that goes ...
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Why was “What did Monica do to violate the CoC” deleted?

What did Monica do to violate the CoC? Was asking what Monica had done to violate the CoC, the alleged reason for her dismissal. Tim Post briefly posted an answer of “We don't discuss these things ...
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On the rules of answering a question [duplicate]

Am I allowed to say something like "If you like my answer, please accept it and give it an upvote" in my answers or comments (specifically on MathSE)? I have read the rules of comments and answers and ...
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Do you think it's right to stymie opinions on important topics? [on hold]

Just to be clear, I'm explicitly referring to the "Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes". I think disallowing the association bonus is a bad choice. I read and answer across ...
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Dark mode in the browser [duplicate]

It would be wonderful if Stack Exchange had a dark mode version of the design that automatically shows whenever the user has it turned on in macOS or Windows.
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Is there a way to migrate a non-answer to a comment/question edit?

This question is in some ways the inverse of Add a feature to migrate a comment into an answer . A mistake I see many new users make on their questions is to respond to comments on their questions by ...
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Why can't I comment back when my question has been commented by others? [duplicate]

After asking a question in Earth Science using a guest account, I have signed up using the verification link in my mailbox. But now logging into the same mail, I cannot comment back on a comment asked ...
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I am non-binary - recent events have made SE less safe for me (and other members of the LGBTQ community)

I am a member of the network and posting anonymously for my safety. CW: References to and examples of hate speech I don't want to put blame anywhere, but unfortunately due to the huge turmoil ...
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Repetitive comments [duplicate]

Sorry if this post is duplicated, but I didn´t find a similar one. I just begun to help on moderation tasks on Stack Overflow. On half of the new posts, or relative new users (even in my case), I am ...
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Add a reply to comment button or @ autocompletion when using Chrome on Android

Currently there is no comment button or @ autocompletion when writing a comment in reply to another comment on Stack Exchange for mobile Chrome on Android. It would be a good time saver to have this ...
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Can a duress code(s) be designed for the moderators to indicate type of coercion?

Can a system of duress codes be designed for the remaining moderators to signal if, when, and where from any directives are being forced on them? The post that prompted this was from StackOverflow's ...
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Could we get some troll fencing up around meta?

While I'm a fan of "Presume good intent" it seems unusual to see folks whose entire interest here is in how the CoC is enforced - one rep users with no accounts elsewhere. I'm noticing some patterns ...
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Did anyone consider the impact on autistics of recent Code of Conduct changes?

From the answers I see on Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes it seems like a lot of people are unhappy because they can't follow the grammar rules they learned back in English ...
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Does or should the Stack Exchange team serve at the pleasure of the community?

Does the Stack Exchange team serve at the pleasure of the community? If so, what can the community do to hold the Stack Exchange team to account? If not, are there any plans to give the community ...
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Today's inappropriate ad: fixing bunions without surgery (and probably without any doctor) on Chemistry

Five days ago, I wrote: Yeah I'm aware that "a tool to manage ad experience" is currently being developed, but as long as it's not available, I'll keep on reporting these. I'll also keep on ...
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Moderator legal liability

I've scanned the privacy policy, terms of service, and moderator agreement and, so far as I can tell, moderators are fully and completely liable for any and every action they take in the process of ...
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I can’t see ads on any SE sites I am active on. A bug?

I’m expecting to see some of the much Meta-discussed ads on all the sites where I am active, but nothing yet, at least nothing on my devices (I use mainly a tablet and a phone). Is it a question of ...

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